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This photomicrograph of a lymph node tissue sample, revealed histopathologic changes in a case of a human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) infection. Apparent in this view, were a number of large, multinucleated cells, which were the product of cellular fusion, and a manifestation of viral cytopathic effect, though not diagnostic of HIV-1 infection, for this phenomenon can also occur with some other viruses as well.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
Creation Date:1982
Photo Credit:Dr. Edwin P. Ewing, Jr.
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